Sunday, June 18, 2017

After 20 minutes as a lifeguard, Jack saves a life

Jack Viglianco, 15, lives in Lakewood, Ohio. Being a lifeguard has been his passion, He recently completed a five-hour orientation, and this month he climbed into the lifeguard chair at the Foster pool. After being on the job only 20 minutes, "I saw a guy who's probably like three feet, six inches, in the four-foot water and gasping for air." The victim was a four-year-old boy at the pool for a summer camp field trip.

Lakewood aquatics manager Matt Demaline said, "Jack activated our emergency response plan. He got down off the chair and jumped in and helped the kid to safety." As for Jack, he says he'll never forget his first day on the job. "I was realizing that I just saved a kid's life," he said, "That is something not many other people can say. Nothing my friends have ever said."

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